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The Smart Mug Analyzes Your Beverage and Advises When to Take a Drink

 - Oct 19, 2013
References: kickstarter & yankodesign
With the Smart Mug, you no longer have to take that first timid sip of your hot beverage, anticipating a possible burnt lip. This invention might look like a smooth and minimalist drinking vessel, but it's been filled to the brim with a cutting-edge idea.

A very small portion of the coffee cup's base houses a generator for thermoelectric energy; completely self-sustaining and requiring no replacement batteries. A hidden sensor detects the temperature of your drink and indicates its findings to you by its illuminating LED gauge. Evita Krumina's Smart Mug tells you the level of heat in both Celsius and Fahrenheit, and it even provides teabag and coffee bean icons to suggest the ideal state for sipping those particular beverages.